Friday, 15 August 2014

DBA Early Crusaders vs Ayyubid Egyptian

Greetings!!!  It's been far to long, but we've managed to have a game of DBA.  To be fair the horrors are growing up & doing what teenagers do.   Gaming has been non-existent, so what has MrF been up to?  Creating, painting & SELLING DBA Armies, a shed load as well.  Keeps an interest in the hobby & raises funds for other projects too.  Though my eyesight & steady painting hand aren't what they used to be...old fart.

Anyway, Early Crusaders vs Ayyubid Egyptians, turned out to be a very short game indeed. Amy took the Early Crusaders, recently created by ourselves.

Jerusalem is in sight! God Wills It!

Mighty Ayyubids

Crusaders, Knights & Spears abound

Gotta love the Ayyubid Cavalry

Frankish Knights advance

Forward!

There's no open flank for the Light Cavalry

THUD!  First blood to the Crusaders!

Kapow! Another Kill...

The battle is in full swing..

God Wills It!  The road to Jerusalem is open....


Well MrF came on in the same old style, so Amy whooped him in the same old style.......


General PiPPiN Von Krums Post Match Analysis...

MrF sucks at rolling dice....



The Early Crusaders are up for grabs on EBay........


MrF's other Auctions........



Tuesday, 27 December 2011

DBA Mamluks vs Crusaders

Mamluks advancing.
Back to basics now, DBA Battle between the Mamluks & Crusaders.  Amy took the Crusaders & yours truly the swish Mamluks.  History bit = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninth_Crusade

Amy took Knights, Spears & Bows.  The Mamluks are Cavalry heavy, extra wise I went for Light Horse, Psiloi & Hordes to guard the camp.

Da Battlefield
1st turn, Mamluk Psiloi race for the Oasis.

Strangly Amy put her Spears on the flanks...

Amy's Knights came on in the same old style....
Boo! 4 Crusaders onto 2 Mamluks
1st Kill MAMLUKS!!! RaHoo!
The Mamluk Light Horse strike.

AAarrgh! The Crusaders push back the Mamluk

Amy's Hospitallers strike back...

Busy Battlefield, units colour coded for ease of view
The Crusaders make it two kills.
Oh Yea!!!!
A mistake by Amy, the countdown to the end begins...

Amy redoubles her efforts & even sends out some Knights to the camp

2-2 Game On!
In go the Crusaders Spears!
RRRaaargh! Crusader Power!

Back come the Mamluks...
Attack the Camp!
Yes!
Medieval Total War 2 moment.....


It's been along time since we've played standard DBA, that was a fun game.  The Mamluks are one of my favourite armies, the Crusaders one of Amy's.  It was a poor set-up by Amy at the start, obviously out of practice.  Until the next time!  Now a word from the latest addition to our 'Hound Pack'....




General Pippin Von Krum's


After Action Analysis


"To crush your enemies -- See them driven before you, hear the lamentation of their women!"
"Always Guard your Camp, Don't put heavy Infantry on the Flanks!!"


Tuesday, 12 April 2011

DBA Teutons vs Germans


Amy's Teutons at the top, Ze Germans at the bottom. 
Grudge match & a half now.  The Teutonic Grandmaster AMY has been giving me the verbals, 'I'm the best...blah blah blah', the gauntlet has been thrown down.  So Holy Roman Emperor MrF, has accepted.  The Teutons versus Ze Germans in a Medieval Monster Mash.  Knights galore, this one will be a tough scrap....




The Teuton Light Horse advance


A steady advance for both of us...


Knight vs Knight clash coming up...

Crash Bang Wallop....

Recoils all round...

Amy avoids the Bows & goes for the Spears

Amy launches the Teuton Light Horse across the field, a slight advantage..

It would be a tough scrap....

Back & forth for the Knight combats...

The German General pushes through the centre...

However it could prove to be a disadvantage.

The Teuton Cavalry dash around the flank...

AArrgghh... Amy pulls a sneaky one... Could she make it count?

In your face Teuton!!   The German General wins through..

CRUNCH!! In go ze German Pike & Blades....

The lines are all over...

Get In!!!  Disaster for the Teutons..... Strike two elements in one round. 

Amy pulls one back....

...plus the Teuton Light Horse back just in case!

VICTORY!!!

Who's the Daddy???   Victory for the Germans!
 I demand that the Teuton Grandmaster begs forgiveness... I get a die thrown at me for my troubles!!
Ahhh well, the youth of today!